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Rudolf Nureyev
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Rudolf Nureyev


: 17 March 1938


: Pisces


: 06 January 1993


: 54 years


  • Rudolf Khametovich Nureyev was a Soviet dancer of ballet and modern dance, one of the most celebrated of the 20th century
When was Rudolf Nureyev born?17 March 1938
When did Rudolf Nureyev die? / Died06 January 1993
How many years did Rudolf Nureyev live? / Lived54 years
Zodiac sign:Pisces

Rudolf Nureyev facts

  • Nureyev's artistic skills explored expressive areas of the dance, providing a new role to the male ballet dancer who once served only as support to the women
  • He also worked as choreographer, actor and director
  • Nureyev had his early career with the Kirov Ballet in Leningrad
  • He defected from the Soviet Union to the West in 1961, despite KGB efforts to stop him
  • This was the first defection of a Soviet artist during the Cold War and it created an international sensation
  • Nureyev went on to dance with The Royal Ballet in London and from 1983 to 1989 served as director of the Paris Opera Ballet
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